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by Dr. Ruby Ann Bermudez-Magpantay


Did you know that just 15 minutes of sun exposure can cause DNA damage? Exposure to UV rays is a major risk factor for most skin cancers. Be smarter than the sun; don't forget to wear sunscreen. But not all sunscreens are safe. Choose natural sunscreens that don't contain harmful chemicals, such as Heliocare Gel Ultra SPF 90–a water-resistant sunscreen that leaves no whitening effect upon application.

Don't forget to hydrate. Dehydration can lead to dry skin, headaches, anxiety, fainting, and even cravings for unhealthy foods. Refrain from too much caffeine, which is a diuretic and makes you urinate more than you normally would. And though it's a refreshing treat, too much fruit juice can spike up sugar levels. If you find plain water boring, you can create infused water (which is also a good way to get small doses of detox) by adding slices of lemon, lime, cucumber, berries, and fresh herbs like mint and basil to a pitcher of water.

Finally, after a long day of sun exposure, treat your skin with a wonderful natural body moisturizer— coconut oil. But please take note: coconut oil shouldn't be applied before sun exposure, as it may increase the risk of sunburn.

If you want to show off those smooth, hair-free legs, and wear that bikini without any worry, Aegle Wellness Center offers fast and pain-free laser hair removal powered by Fotona's FRAC3® technology. It provides safe and effective hair reduction in just three to five sessions. Remember to do your laser hair removal procedure before sun exposure, or at least 72 hours after sun exposure, as it will increase the risk of burns.

Another common frustration is not being ready for figure-hugging swimwear. To fit into that perfect bikini you couldn't resist buying, we suggest Fotona TightSculpting, a non-invasive laser treatment for sculpting and skin tightening, or a Radiofrequency treatment on all body areas. The procedure is a fast, safe, and effective noninvasive alternative to fat destruction, with no downtime.

If you still have time to spare before you hit the beach, we recommend an Aegle Nutrition Science consultation with one of our licensed nutritionist-dietitians, who will design a feasible program based on your needs and lifestyle, and guide you through a healthy weight-loss journey.

And of course, it's important that you get adequate sleep when you're in vacation mode. It's counterproductive to stress yourself when you're supposed to be taking a break. Properly plan your itinerary and don't overbook your activities. Remember, adequate sleep will bring out your skin's luster, and also lower your appetite and unhealthy cravings. 


This article was originally published on Alphaland Atmospheres Issue No. 7

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